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Question Gearchange - too much movement

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Arazok, May 8, 2019.

  1. Arazok

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    Hi,
    I am satsified with my 2DOF rig, now running with sabertooth 2x32.

    But a gear change (e.g. in project cars 2) is very hard, as the surge value is changing very quick.
    This is not feeling like in a real car.
    So, any idea how to smoothen the gear change in terms of rig movement ?
    Is the only chance to change the surge values inside tuning center (higher max value, lower min value) ?

    cheers,
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    You will likely need to try a higher value in the Tuning Center to soften surge.
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    Yes, that's what I thought. Higher values for max, Lower values (or higher negative values) for min
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    Doesn't this reduce the amount of movement though?
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    Increasing the TC value will give a slower response over a greater movement range.
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    Of course, I had it backwards.
    Thanks.
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    That's the reason why I was asking.
    Is there anything to change the behaviour of the rig in terms of a gear change without touching/changing the movement of the rig with regards to acceleartion/deceleration or surge.
    So to smoothen only the gear change, not the rest....
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    Please post pictures of all of your settings and if possible a video that shows the rig movement and game screen at the same time.

    Have you manually offset the Max/Min values, if so try reducing our eliminating the difference in values.
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    Video would be feasible earliest on weekend.
    But now you are irritating me, saying that I have to reduce the difference in min/max values.
    I thought to smoothen the movement, you have to increase the max value and decrease the min value (larger range), but this would increase the differences in values...
  10. noorbeast

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    I am not suggesting you reduce the values, what I am saying is that many members manually set a different Max and Min value to amplify gear change effects. If you had done that then what I was suggesting is that you pick the higher value and use it for both Max and Min values.
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